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tonight at 6:00. to a developing story, a school shooting in washington state. two people are dead, including the gunman. a well liked freshman at the high school. witnesses say jalen fry berg opened fire just before 11:00 this morning inside the cafeteria at marysville high school 30 miles north of seattle. police say the suspect shot five people before turning the gun on himself. a female student was killed, four others rushed to the hospital, including three with gunshot wounds to the head. >> i saw my friend stand up and then i didn't think anything of it. then i turned back around to eat my lunch and i heard boom, boom, boom, boom. everyone started freaking out and ran and i ran too. >> police have not released any information on the gunman but classmates say fryberg had a lot of friends, was hometown prince, and played on the football team. motive is unknown but there are reports he recently got into a fight with a girl.
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develops in the ebola crisis. authorities in new york are retracing the steps of a doctor diagnosed with the deadly disease. there's good news in texas. a nurse received a clean bill of health and a hug from president obama. the nurse nina pham briefly met with the president this afternoon. this was just hours after being discharged from the hospital. fall was the first nurse diagnosed with boefl after caring for thomas duncan in dallas. >> with gratitude and respect for everyone's concern, i ask for my privacy and for my family's privacy to be respected as i return to texas and try to get back to a normal life and reunite with my dog bentley. thank you, everyone. >> nice to see her smile war fall sent best wishes to fellow survivor amber vinson and dr. craig spencer, just starting his ebola fight in new york. we have multiple reports this evening. robert honda has an exclusive look at how a south bay medical team is preparing. we begin with jay gray in new
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orleans. norngss are new york city. >> reporter: dr. craig spencer in stable condition according to his medical team, well enough to sit up, make phone calls in the isolation unit. the conversation outside the hospital on the streets of the city is about the fact that ebola made it here and the possibility that it could spread. rushed by ambulance from his harlem apartment to hospital in midtown manhattan thursday, 33-year-old dr. craig spencer is the latest ebola victim in the u.s. and the first to have the deadly disease in new york city. >> the patient continues to be stable at bellevue hospital where he remains hospitalized on the isolation unit. >> reporter: dr. spencer returned to new york last friday from guinea and west africa where he had been treating ebola victims for the international aid group doctors without borders. the night before he got sick spencer took a subway and went to a brooklyn bowling alley and a few restaurants. his fiancee has been placed in
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quarantine, two other friends being monitored for signs of symptoms. his movements around the city triggered fears the disease may spread but city leaders express this is not an outbreak. >> there is no cause for alarm. new yorkers need to understand the situation is being handled and handled well. >> reporter: despite the mayor's assurance, reaction on the streets of the city is mixed. >> scary. scary thought about catching ebola. >> it's not ideal. but it does -- i think it's going to be small and i think they can probably figure out how to treat it here. >> reporter: while dr. spencer is being treated new yorkers are taking their own precautions. >> i'm not touching anyone. getting close to anyone. i'm just watching out. >> reporter: watching and hoping. the city's first case of ebola is its last. while the two dallas nurses were transferred to specialized facilities, the medical team here says they have no plans to transfer dr. spencer. they say the bellevue facility has everything they need to
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treat him. the south bay's busiest hospital says it is now fully ready to deal with an ebola outbreak. as we reported a few weeks ago, santa clara county supervisors asked valley medical center to gear up in case of an ebola crisis. in a story you'll see only on nbc bay area, robert honda went along with county supervisors on a tour of the hospital's new ebola isolation unit. he's live in san jose. >> reporter: janelle, santa clara county and valley medical center have been training and gathering supplies since the early days of the outbreak. today they showed supervisors and us that even though the risk here is low, their preparation level is high. santa clara valley medical center checks for ebola symptoms when screening patients. if a patient shows signs they have a process and facilities in place. >> let's say the person is under investigation.
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they will then be escorted into this room right here. >> reporter: vmc's new ebola unit was displayed to county officials today including supervisor cindy chavez and dave cortese, who first called for a ramp-up of emergency response. they were shown equipment including this isolation bubble that will minimize exposure if a patient needs to be sent to one of four designated ebola rooms. >> they are put into this bubble and transported in a route that has been mapped out to that room. >> right now we're still very low risk. we're watching the changing geography of ebola. and we're going to adjust our level of preparedness accordingly. >> reporter: officials also got a look at the new protective suits. >> i honestly feel safe. as far as like the equipment i'm wearing. it's comfortable. i'm able to move around. i'm able to do patient care if i had to. >> reporter: coming up at 6:00, a closer look at vmc's new equipment and how it works.
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coming up next on "nightly news," health experts and government leaders are now looking at beefing up their protocols to prevent the ebola crisis from spiraling out of control. find out what the new procedures are coming up at 5:30. the weekend is here, it's friday at 5:00 and the sunshine is also here. actually some clouds coming in now. it's still beautiful. blue skies mixed with clouds in san francisco. here comes a dramatic turn. chief meteorologist jeff ranieri? >> we've got dry conditions across the entire bay area. but out hereof shore, that's the storm system that's continuing to develop and getting stronger by the hour. so here's the first part of what's going to happen. rainfall offshore at 9:00 p.m. tonight. then by 6:00 a.m. for tomorrow we start to see those initial rain bands move across the north bay down to san francisco. eventually by 10:00 a.m. through san jose. now it's not only going to be the wet weather but the storm prediction center now has this
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under a slight risk of severe weather. isolated thunderstorms possible throughout saturday with wines that could gust as high as 30 miles per hour. we're going to have the full storm timeline on this coming up and the impact it could have for the world series game number four on saturday in about ten minutes. an east bay family is demanding action after they say a teacher physically and verbally abused a 9-year-old girl. according to third grader sahara curly, her teacher at rice community school in oakland was upset when she called another girl a name. she says her teacher slammed her leg in a door before pulling her by the wrist to the office. the girl claims the teacher made inappropriate comments about her skin color. >> she said that my skin color was a darkish. she says that i don't have beautiful skin and my skin color is not the best at all. >> we realize these are very disturbing allegations and if they do prove to be true, we will take all appropriate action
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gains this teacher. but right now, she is innocent until proven guilty. >> the oakland unified school district says they just learned of the allegations of physical abuse today. the teacher has been placed on paid administrative leave while the investigation takes place. prosecutors plan to retry a former concord schoolteacher accused of molesting his students. jurors acquitted joseph martin on dozens of molestation charges but prosecutors believe there is enough evidence for a retrial. martin taught at wood side elementary in concord, a new trial is set to start next month. a suspected pieper in palo alto caught watching two little girs. officers arrested jose garcia last night near the oaks motel on el camino real. the girls' parents say they were changing the clothes of their 7-year-old daughters when they saw the man staring at them through that motel window. police say the man ran away when the father tried to confront him. garcia was on probation for soliciting a lewd act and resisting arrest.
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on the peninsula, he pulled out a handgun and demanded the store clerk clear out the cash register. but he didn't get away with it. this man on the surveillance video ran off after another employee told him they couldn't open the register. this happened in san bruno at huntington liquors near the cal train stations. police are asking for the public's help in finding this man. more calls to improve pedestrian safety in san francisco after a city worker was killed just trying to cross the street near city hall. i'm christie smith with what's being planned. in the sky above, an aviation superhighway. live in palo alto, so much increased noise is ruining the quality of their lives. the virus in the south pay that could wipe out certain trees. at 6:00, the mayor of san jose said the crime was down
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70%. >> the numbers speak for themselves. >> now we investigate how the mayor arrived at those numbers and we discover a much different story about the crime trend in san jose. it's a fresh approach on education-- superintendent of public instruction tom torlakson's blueprint for great schools. torlakson's blueprint outlines how investing in our schools will reduce class sizes, bring back music and art, and provide a well-rounded education. and torlakson's plan calls for more parental involvement.
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spending decisions about our education dollars should be made by parents and teachers, not by politicians. tell tom torlakson to keep fighting for a plan that invests in our public schools.
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san francisco city workers are mourning one of their own. he died trying to cross the street. a woman was hit and killed near city hol at polk and mccallister. the crash is sparking new calls for safety improvements. nbc bay area's christie smith is live tonight near that crosswalk in san francisco. many want a traffic signal there. any closer to becoming a reality? >> reporter: yeah, we're hearing that it is coming sometime in 2015. but we had a chance to speak with some workers here and they say that sometimes drivers don't come to a complete stop even when they're in the crosswalk. yesterday there was a fatality
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here. a signal light is going in but the push is on to expedite that. priscilla moretta was crossing the street when she was hit by a cable car-style tour bus yesterday. >> the woman that died yesterday was the 14th person that died while walking in san francisco this year. >> reporter: nicole schneider is with walk san francisco, a pedestrian advocacy group. she says the crosswalk business priscilla was in is along one of the city's more dangerous streets. >> for the first time umbrella vision zero to eliminate traffic fatalities in ten years, the city is working on a strategy. >> reporter: there are flashing ground lights along the crosswalk. but crash signals are coming. >> we're in the process of getting approvals by various city agencies and commissions. once that's approved it should be in by the middle of 2015. >> i made a call yesterday to expedite the pedestrian
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crosswalk signal for polk street where the fatalities happened. >> reporter: mayor lee offered condolences and released a statement saying, in part, this incident is tragic and reminds us that we all have a shared responsibility to protect and care for one another on our busy streets. this incident will be thoroughly investigated." >> we have a walkable city. but it needs to be safe for people. >> reporter: supervisor kim said she would like to see a signal here asap, at least within the next four months. the idea to charge pedestrian a fee to cross the golden gate bridge is still on the table. at a meeting the golden gate transit board decided to keep studying the effects of charging to walk or bike across the bridge. the idea is one of dozens under consideration as officials figure out how to best fill a $33 million deficit. activists at the meeting are upset the board didn't outright
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reject the possible walking/biking fee saying no one should pay to enjoy a national landmark and the money can be raised elsewhere. it's part of the flight path into sfo but a lot on the peninsula are complaining about increased air traffic above their neighborhoods especially in palo alto. that net miranda is in palo alto with the details. are their complaints legitimate? >> reporter: it depends who you listen to. residents believe the skies above them have turned into an aviation superhighway with more and more flights going above them to get to sfo. they say the increased noise has decreased their quality of life. for example, people claim they can't work from home, they can't enjoy their outdoor space, and their sleep gets disrupted. to make matters worse they say new technology called next-gen which allows planes to fly closer together and more frequently because it's so precise emits a loud whistling
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noise. residents are hoping to ban together to get this problem fixed. they believe flights have jumped from 70 to over 200 a day in the last 14 years. >> it's very disturbing. you know, because when you have a plane flying over every five to ten minutes, it's hard to listen to a tv show, even a music track. >> reporter: aviation experts say there is increased traffic coming from the south. the u.s. bureau of transportation statistics says just went the last year, it is just a tiny jump. just 2.7% increase. they also point out that modern jets are much quieter these days and that next-gen is not fully implemented at sfo. they say the san carlos airport, which handles smaller, louder planes, has seen an increase in traffic and maybe that's contributing to the problem also. we called the faa for comment and they have not returned our calls. but other communities like
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queens, new york, are also experiencing similar problems and are looking into the increased noise. a quarantine is in effect tonight in the south bay against this pest. we'll show you the asian citrus cillid in santa clara county. there's no danger to people but it carries a virus which kills citrus trees. the state department of food and agriculture produced this video illustrating the pest's spread through florida. agriculture experts want to stop the local bugs before they move to commercial orange groves. as you can see the quarantine reaches from north san jose, south past highway 85. residents are asked not to transport citrus fruits or leaves out of this designated area. a check of our forecast now. everybody keeping an eye on this upcoming storm. here's jeff ranieri. >> we've got big changes coming our way. our developing saturday storm
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system is not quite here yet. we've got cloud cover increasing ahead of it. that storm system is still 500 miles offshore. i want to get you to some of the most important information tonight. that is the storm prediction center now has this under a slight risk of thunderstorms for saturday for the entire bay area. with winds that will likely gust 15 to 30 miles per hour. highest risk would be in the napa, marin, and known cosonoma counties. a lot of blue sky down toward the south bay. we've got cloud cover increasing in the north bay. currently 68. in san francisco also clouds on the increase. out here on our ballpark camera we've got it positioned back towards mccovey cove. winds anywhere at times between 3 and 15 miles per hour coming out of the southwest. i do think it's going to be a breezy game tonight. as we head throughout tomorrow, much more dramatic changes coming our way. the entire bay area will again have a chance of thunderstorms. it will be cloudier and also colder from upper 70s today down
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to 68 tomorrow in san jose. morgan hill likely holding on to 70. and you can see across the peninsula, palo alto at 67. heavier rain up against the immediate coast line in pacifica. that's also the case for san francisco, temperatures in the 60s. north bay, east bay, and tri-valley. notice here as well is for the north bay, we're also looking at the highest risk of thunderstorms there with also heavier bouts of rain. for the tri-valley we'll go with 69 for tomorrow and also 70 expected in pleasanton. let's go ahead and get you into the storm timeline of this storm system. it's going to be one of the stronger storms we've seen in a while across the bay area. 9:00 p.m. tonight, rainfall is still well offshore. as we go ahead and get a look through tomorrow morning we'll begin to see areas of rain developing at about 6:00 a.m. in the north bay. down to about san francisco. it's going to take a little bit of time for this to get down to san jose. we think by 10:00 in the morning we'll begin to see some rainfall there. then there's going to be a
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little bit of a lull in the activity. then as we head throughout the afternoon hours we think there's going to be enough instability in the arms that we'll actually get some thunderstorms firing off. first up into the north bay around 2:00 p.m. then by 5:00 and 6:00 p.m. around the start of game four at at&t park. you can see the models picking up on instability that is likely. we are looking at the chance of rainfall at the start of game four for tomorrow. then eventually we'll begin to clear out as we head throughout sunday's forecast. rainfall totals pretty much in line with what we've had the past two days with this system. anywhere from .1 inches in the south bay to possibly over .5 inches for the hills up into the north bay. so a decent soaker for us. again, the highest risk would be those thunderstorms to give us some of those higher bouts of rainfall. we're also going to be looking at that wind. 7:00 a.m. tomorrow coming out of the south. 15 to 25 miles per hour. by the afternoon hours, a lot of you may be doing some sort of traveling around, you'll be able to see winds will decrease a
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little bit. but we're still looking at wind gusts out of the west at 23 miles per hour. so what is this going to mean for the world series forecast? we're going with an 80% chance of some thunderstorms at 5:00 p.m. for game four. game five is dry with 60s. and if needed game six on tuesday back in kansas, 60s and sun and clouds. a little wild tomorrow but i think you're going to be able to handle it. take the umbrella, upon cho, or just watch on tv. >> sit in the dugout like jeff is going to do. >> i need to get the pass. still ahead, the problems with an infant car seat that's forcing the company to recall thousands of them. and remember that massive air bag recall? find out why it could be months before drivers can get them fixed.
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a grant mother in milpitas is in the hospital with serious burns after she narrowly escaped her burning home. it happened early this morning on farm crest street behind hillcrest park in milpitas. the grand mother was one of several family members trapped in this house. some of them had to jump from the roof to safety. no word yet on how this fire started. we're getting a better look at the pair of suspects who robbed a palo alto jewelry store. it happened wednesday inside the glyme jewelry store at stanford shopping center. a woman came in, then a man walked in and ordered employees to get on the ground, the woman pulled out her own gun. the pair made off with 25 high-end watches. a recall tonight concerning new parents. recalling more than 200,000 rear-facing infant seats,
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evenflo embrace model. the buckles can become difficult to latch which becomes dangerous in an emergency. a hitch tonight in the massive air bag recall affecting some 11 million vehicles. dealers say there aren't enough replacement parts to fix the dozens of makes and model. they say getting them could take weeks or months. toyota, bmw, ford, and gm are among the affected companies. investigators are still trying to figure out why the air bags explode, shooting off shrapnel, injuring and even killing some drivers. a big issue for a neighborhood in east san jose. fresh water could come to this neighborhood dealing with an . o coli contamination. drinkable tap water could be ready as soon as sunday but the cause is still unclear. crews are working around the clock to flush the pipes and test the water. e. coli here. the san jose water company thinks an animal might have gotten into the water pipe and
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caused this problem. it's been almost a week. the water company says it's okay to shower and wash your hands but not safe to drink the tap water. in a throwback to the early days of the internet facebook is bringing back the chat room. the app is called "rooms." it lites users create forums for content such as their favorite baseball team. they can then invite other people to join and participate in the forum. people will be allowed to post videos, photos, texts pertaining to that singletonic. facebook will allow users to use pseudonyms in the room, something it does not allow on facebook. queen lit bet is now on twitter. look at all these children. they all lost their lives because of
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preventable medical errors, now the third leading cause of death. only heart disease and cancer take more lives. proposition 46 will save lives with drug and alcohol testing to make sure impaired doctors don't treat someone you love. safeguards against prescription drug abuse. and holds the medical industry accountable for mistakes. i'm barbara boxer. let's save lives. vote yes on 46.
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it's official. she is now tweeting. 88-year-old queen lit beth is as hip as they come using a tablet she sent the message that officially opened the new exhibit at london's science museum. her message? she hopes people will enjoy visiting. we're not sure if she realizes people are tweeting her back. someone asked, "send us a selfie babe." another tweet," hey, liz, who are you loving on x-factor?" the ups and downs of the information age, your majesty. >> her jacket matches the twitter bird color. >> she coordinated that maybe. i think she's too busy to tweet back. sorry to disappoint you.
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on our broadcast tonight, school attack. it has happened again. a student pulls a gun in the cafeteria and opens fire. tonight, the very latest, including the toll of dead and wounded. containing the virus. with the first confirmed ebola case in new york, the race is on to get a lid on it. and now there are new rules about who should be quarantined. police now say it was an act of terrorism when a man armed with a hatchet attacked uniformed police officers in a new york city street. and your stories. tonight the nominations are in from our viewers, and we'll meet some extraordinary people who are making a difference. "nightly news" begins now. from nbc news world headquarters in new york, this is "nbc nightly news" with brian williams.

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